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Old 09-24-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Hello from a planing boat owner

Hello all,

My wife and I own at a Regal 2665. We spend our weekends on it as it has a queen mid cabin, large v-berth, full kitchenette, and bath. As we have used it over the past 10 years, we have found we would rather cruise slow and far rather than go fast and ski. All these years, little did we know we needed a tralwer. Up until about 4 months ago, I didn't even know what a trawler was.

I am here to troll and learn. And when the time is right, we will ditch our weekender and pull the trigger on a long raise cruiser.

I'm glad I found this forum.

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Old 09-24-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:56 PM   #3
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just don't ask about anchors or how many engines.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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Welcome, Dr. Blank! (lemme guess...you're a urologist who performs vasectomies?)

I was in the same position as you enjoying my Sea Ray 8-9 years ago when I learned about trawlers. Fortunately I had a best friend who taught me a lot and helped me in my search for that 'just right for me' boat. I knew it would be slow for me as a working man with little free time, but it's just right now in retirement.

Glad to have you aboard. Ask away...there are no dumb questions, but we've got a few dumb answers you might have to weed through...including mine!

Cheers!!
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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just don't ask about anchors or how many engines.
Now what do I ask!!!!!

One or two engines??? How will I sleep tonight without knowing the "correct" answer. ha ha
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The answers are simple. If you have one engine you need two or you will die of starvation in some remote area of the ICW. If you have two engines you really don't know how to drive a boat or do proper maintenance.

Your anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough chain.

Your gun is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough ammunition.

Now that we've got those issues out of the way, what's your favorite beer?
Never mind, what ever it is, it's the wrong kind, it's too warm or cold, and you don't have enough.
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If you have two engines, forget the rest about beer, guns or anchors. You'll spend so much money in fuel and maintenance on that second engine that the rest won't matter.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:10 AM   #9
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Al, you just had to start it. Yes you should hide under that chair.
Besides everybody knows that if you have enough beer and guns, it doesn't matter if you even have an engine.
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The answers are simple. If you have one engine you need two or you will die of starvation in some remote area of the ICW. If you have two engines you really don't know how to drive a boat or do proper maintenance.

Your anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough chain.

Your gun is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough ammunition.

Now that we've got those issues out of the way, what's your favorite beer?
Never mind, what ever it is, it's the wrong kind, it's too warm or cold, and you don't have enough.
PARKS…GET TO THE NAUGHTY CORNER..! You'll scare him off.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:15 AM   #11
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Welcome aboard!
The answers are simple. If you have one engine you need two or you will die of starvation in some remote area of the ICW. If you have two engines you really don't know how to drive a boat or do proper maintenance.

Your anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough chain.

Your gun is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough ammunition.

Now that we've got those issues out of the way, what's your favorite beer?
Never mind, what ever it is, it's the wrong kind, it's too warm or cold, and you don't have enough.
GREAT!!! The one thing I thought I had figured out; now I'm questioning my beer selection.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:48 AM   #13
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You are in the correct place nobody here knows what a trawler is either.


What is a trawler?
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Welcome aboard!
The answers are simple. If you have one engine you need two or you will die of starvation in some remote area of the ICW. If you have two engines you really don't know how to drive a boat or do proper maintenance.

Your anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough chain.

Your gun is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough ammunition.

Now that we've got those issues out of the way, what's your favorite beer?
Never mind, what ever it is, it's the wrong kind, it's too warm or cold, and you don't have enough.
Where is the "Like" button on this forum?
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You are in the correct place nobody here knows what a trawler is either.


What is a trawler?
Well, I have no doubt/question at 6.3 knots:

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